Support

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WARM offers continuing support and referrals in:

  • Individual and Family counseling
  • Emergency and Temporary housing
  • Crisis Management
  • Danger Assessment & Safety Plan
  • Legal & Court Matters
  • Financial Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Job & Education Services

We recognize that survivors have shared experiences that are shaped by a different set of challenges, and therefore place participants at the center of their treatment and healing process. We provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services and advocacy through a peer- to- peer system of support.

Crisis Intervention

We want our participants to have the best chance at success. For that reason, at WARM we provide immediate, short-term help to individuals and families who are affected by abuse/violence. WARM counselors are on call to assess risk and danger and to respond in order to get you to safety and provide the best help we can.

Warning Signs- Does this read like your relationship? The list below is not a complete list of behaviors an abuser might exhibit but some common indicators.

  • Quick Involvement– You both just met and already he/she is pressuring you into a committed relationship, marriage or moving in together.
  • Verbal Abuse– Says things like, “you’re stupid”, “no one else will want you”, or attacks your looks; anything meant to be hurtful or degrading.
  • Controlling Behavior– Blames you for his/her abusive behavior, monitors who you interact with and where you go and asserts authority over your life choices.
  • Jealousy– Expresses resentful or dismisses your accomplishment, is easily suspicious of anyone you talk to and, frequently accuses you of being unfaithful.
  • Dual Personality– Anything you say or do can upset your partner or send him/her into a rage.
  • Past Behavior– Friends or mutual associates or family warn you about your partners abusive/violent behavior against past partners.
  • Threats of Violence– Serious or pretend direct threats of physical violence. This can include using threats disguised as jokes to invoke fear.
  • Isolation– Discourages you from spending time with family or friends or talking to neighbors, store clerks, or staff and parents at your child’s school, particularly, someone of the same sex.
  • Strict Gender Roles– Your partner places strict rules on how you are supposed to act at home or in public but does not follow the same rules for his/herself.
  • The Use of Physical Force– Using physical force (choking, pushing, hitting, restraining) anytime during a disagreement, argument, sex, or any time the abuser perceives you have committed an undefined infraction against him/her.
  • Stress– Exhibits a high level of job related stress that causes excessive drinking and/or drug abuse.

Groups and Workshops

Support groups offered once-a-month with topics ranging from Breaking the Vicious Cycle to the Devastating Effects of Long-Term Abuse. Also offered is counseling that aims to bring darkness into light with a focus on isolation and depression.

The healing garden is a journey towards personal growth through creating your own beauty and watching it grow. The garden is used to teach healing from the inside out by getting to the root of one’s pain and then creating new seeds of life.

Support groups offered once-a-month with topics ranging from Breaking the Vicious Cycle to the Devastating Effects of Long-Term Abuse. Also offered is counseling that aims to bring darkness into light with a focus on isolation and depression.

WARM carved out a safe space designed for young girls ages 15-21 to speak their truth, connect with other girls with shared experiences, receive mentorship from women survivors, linkages to reproductive health care services, help with developing a safety plan, future plan of action, education, and employment.

Workshops aim to bring personal and community awareness about the long-term effects that early exposure to violence have on children.

We aim to bring women into the economic mainstream by helping them to become more marketable and employable by building soft and hard skills.

Self-care is an integral part of amplifying balance in our lives. We host events throughout the year to teach participants about taking better care of themselves through a holistic approach including meditation, yoga, healthy eating and exercise.

(We Come to You)

WARM is available, upon request, to deliver workshops at organizations, institutions of education and government offices. We understand that there is an abundance of information to sift through and you might not have sufficient time to direct your clients or constitutes to the proper resources. We are here to simplify the process for you to ensure you are delivering the best services to the public. Contact us to learn more about our programs, workshops, seminars, and partnerships.